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Acclaimed Authors Tell It Like It Is

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.01.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Over the years, I've had the good fortune to interview many acclaimed authors. They answer questions with refreshing candor. Here are some of the most successful writers telling it like it is.

Keanu Reeves Is Taking Over TV, And It's Totally Excellent

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment

It's finally time to ditch those Sad Keanu memes. Despite coming off some recent box office bombs, Keanu Reeves has nothing to frown about as he's ...

Goliath vs. Goliath: Why the Amazon-Hachette Debate Is Really a War Between Traditional and Self-Publishing

Brooke Warner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

I can't imagine that this divide will never be reconciled, and it's why we can anticipate that the separation between self-publishing and the industry will only get wider and wider.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jon Land is a prolific author who has written 40 novels. Jon's most recent novel, The Tenth Circle, involves terrorist attacks on the U.S, masterminded by a vicious cabal.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler is the best-selling author of two thriller series, one featuring John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance assassin; and another featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven.

The Problem With the Future of Publishing

Anne Hill | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Anne Hill

Hosting forums on the future of anything is a powerful way to shape the questions people ask. In the case of publishing, the inevitable questions are: what is the relationship between print and ebook sales? How should we think about the rise of one and the fall of the other?

An Open Letter From an Indie Author to America's Independent Booksellers

Hillary Rettig | Posted 03.13.2012 | Books
Hillary Rettig

Many indie authors, as it happens, are highly entrepreneurial and professional, and many of us are managing to sell our books on Amazon and elsewhere, so why shouldn't you be able to work with us and cash in?

PHOTOS Heroes Of Self-Publishing: The New Breed Of Indie Authors That Made It Big

Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

"I took the [road less] traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Yes, self-publishing for Amanda Hocking and John Locke was the road less t...

Self-Publishing Stars: How They Did It | Alison Flood | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

"When I'd finished my first novel in 1995, I immediately went down the usual route of trying to find a publisher. I signed with a very small press. Th...

Indie-Books: 5 Steps To Finding The Best Before Your Friends Or Big Publishers Do (PHOTOS)

Amy Edelman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Amy Edelman

These are the people who helped move indie films from the art house to the Oscars. These are people who take pride in being the ones to discover--and pass along--the newest indie film, garage band and self-published book.

Amazon Reveals Frontlist Deal For Thriller Writer Barry Eisler At BEA

The Bookseller | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

Thriller writer Barry Eisler, who turned his back on a two-book deal for half a million dollars from St Martin's Press, has decided to accept six figu...

The Case For Self-Publishing | NEAL POLLACK | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

Many thousands of years ago, when I was still a whelpish newspaper reporter in Chicago, I did a short profile of a retired television repairman who’...

The Writing Publishing Pit and the Pendulum

M.J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
M.J. Rose

In 1998 I self-published online in order to get a traditional deal. I found it was something people expected me to be ashamed of. Now self-publishers are being lauded as heroes.

Why Big Authors Are Walking Away From Big Deals To Self Publish

A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amy Hertz, Huffington Post: Why are big authors walking away from half a million dollar advances from big publishers? Watch the discussion between two...

Palin biographer accuses me of planning anti-government violence

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

So, I wake up this morning all hung over and whatnot and thus decide to spend the day doing nothing, and then I see that there's a trackback thingy on...

A Tour of Bouchercon: San Francisco

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

Last weekend the mother of all crime fiction conferences was held in San Francisco. Dubbed "Bouchercon" to honor Anthony Boucher, a crime fiction writ...

Paper Earthworks and Digital Tides

Barry Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barry Eisler

Digital readers will continue to get better, cheaper, and more widely adopted.